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Bob Paris' image as "Mr. Universe" and "Mr. America" depended on his masculinity, but it all changed when he announced he was gay. Paris had intended his statement to Ironman magazine to be one speaking about love and commitment, not to draw attention to himself and his sexuality. Instead it destroyed his career and four year run of popularity. No athletes in the mainstream have ever come out during their career to say they were homosexual.


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